So far botnets have predominantly infected Windows-based computers, although there have been scattered reports of botnet-related attacks on computers running the Linux and Macintosh operating systems.
Scattered reports? What reports? Where are they scattered? The internet? Tea Leaves? I've not heard of Macs being used by botnets to spread malware. No back up to this assertion was made ... just this statement.
I'm often criticized for questioning the credibility of The New York Times ... anyone else wanna crticize me?